California Quinoa Salad

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I'm going to be honest (as always), when I was putting the salad together I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out. I mean...mango and coconut with balsamic vinegar? I don't know why it works, but it does work! :) Give it a try! It was a hit with my family and I hope it is with yours too!  We actually thought it was even better after sitting overnight and chilled in the refrigerator.   It is going to be a great side dish for the summer picnics that are just around the corner. Enjoy!

Clean Eating California Quinoa Salad - This would be a great addition to your next summer picnic! - www.ahealthyresolve.com

California Quinoa Salad




Ingredients: (organic & non-gmo if possible)


1 cup quinoa
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 mango, peeled and diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1/2 cup black beans
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1/4 cup sliced or chopped almonds
1/4 cup raisins

Instructions:

  • Add 2 cups of water and quinoa to a large pan, cooking the quinoa according to the package instructions.
  • Once the quinoa is cooked, place in a glass bowl to cool.
  • As quinoa is cooling, dice pepper, mango, and almonds (if needed)
  • Add remaining ingredients to the quinoa and toss gently.
  • Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator overnight. We thought it tasted even better the next day cold. :)




*Adapted from www.damndelicious.net

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